Specialised commissioning

National reviews into children’s specialised services accelerated

NHS England today announced more details of the accelerated national reviews into paediatric critical care and specialised surgery for children. The reviews, which are part of NHS England’s regular round of specialised commissioning service reviews, would normally take up to two years to complete, but have been fast tracked to run in parallel with other […]

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New specialised commissioning consultation launched

NHS England has today launched a consultation on four related policies that describe how NHS England will make decisions on funding for treatments that are not currently routinely commissioned. The four policies are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests, funding experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials. The public consultation, which launches […]

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Consultation: Commissioning Medicines in Children

NHS England has today (05 October 2016) launched a 30 day public consultation on a clinical commissioning policy proposition for commissioning medicines in children.  There has already been extensive engagement on this national policy, it has been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has helped […]

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NHS England strengthens clinical leadership in urgent care and specialised services

NHS England has announced the appointment of one of the country’s top urgent and emergency care consultants, Dr Clifford Mann, as Clinical Lead for the Accident & Emergency Improvement Plan, as well as 40 of the nation’s leading doctors to drive reform of specialised services. Dr Mann – the outgoing President of the Royal College of […]

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August update on the commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

PrEP is a measure to prevent HIV transmission, particularly for men who have high risk condomless sex with multiple male partners. A hearing was held in the High Court on Wednesday 13 July 2016 to consider whether NHS England had the legal power to commission the PrEP service. At the hearing, NHS England contended that it did not have the power to commission the […]

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